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Please Help! Stuck On Windows 8 Install

  1. #11


    You run only one harddrive on your computer and you installed to the first harddrive right? (Cuz in your specs you have 2 x 320 harddrives listed.)

    At the Vaio boot screen press f1, nothing happens then reboot and press f2. Keep rebooting and look for either a boot selection or Bios (for me I like to play my function buttons like a piano until something appears) The point of this is to be able to boot directly off of the CD/DVD.

    Have you tried booting into any other DVDs such as a partitioning program like Gparted? (which you can use to wipe you HDD if needed) Maybe you broke the boot order ._.

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  2. #12


    Definately need to scratch the current win8 install on the HDD and start again - Gparted etc on a DVD/CD and boot that. You must have set the bios to boot from CD/DVD to start the install process?
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  3. #13


    Posts : 9
    Vista 32 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XDleader555 View Post
    You run only one harddrive on your computer and you installed to the first harddrive right? (Cuz in your specs you have 2 x 320 harddrives listed.)

    At the Vaio boot screen press f1, nothing happens then reboot and press f2. Keep rebooting and look for either a boot selection or Bios (for me I like to play my function buttons like a piano until something appears) The point of this is to be able to boot directly off of the CD/DVD.

    Have you tried booting into any other DVDs such as a partitioning program like Gparted? (which you can use to wipe you HDD if needed) Maybe you broke the boot order ._.
    Okay, following this, I seem to have managed to boot from the W8 64 bit disc again. The install setup has started.

    Setup is starting.

    When I selected 'Upgrade' it asked me to remove the disc and restart, but then that gave me the same error loop as before, so I'm going to try again and this time select 'Custom Install.'
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  4. #14


    Posts : 9
    Vista 32 Bit


    Okay, this is probably where I need help.

    Since the 'Upgrade' option doesn't seem to be an option, I selected 'Custom Install'

    So now I get this screen:

    Click image for larger version

    What should I do from here??

    Thanks

    Dan
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  5. #15


    Posts : 9
    Vista 32 Bit


    One more question about the Custom Install.

    I don't mind losing programs and files, but will a Custom Install preserve all the relevant drivers for my computer??

    Thanks

    Dan
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  6. #16


    Hi Dan,

    In your first post item 9 - is Drive 0 Partition 2 where you wanted Win 8 to go? If so you select that one.

    Drivers - if you've scratched the partition where will the drivers be?

    Good Luck!
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  7. #17


    Select the partition you want to install to, If you don't want your old stuff select a partition and click delete. Keep deleting until you have no more partitions. After that press New and it will create a new partition to install to. Select the biggest partition and continue (WARNING: DATA LOSS)

    As for drivers you can re download them from ze internet. The internet has everything (almost everything)
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